Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) is an inclusive programme that will transform the lives of a generation of children in South Sudan – especially girls and those in the margins of society– through education.

In 2018 there were 156,085 girls enrolled in Primary 1 (P1) but only 5,272 in Secondary 4 (S4). GESS is on a mission to change that. Here's how:



Behaviour Change Communication
Behaviour Change Communication

Creating an enabling social-cultural environment for supporting girls’ education through social and behaviour change communication through radio and community outreach.

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Cash Transfers
Cash Transfers

Direct payments made to girls regularly attending school to help them buy things they need, and contribute to poverty reduction in the family and the community.

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Capitation Grants
Capitation Grants

Providing reliable funding to schools to remove registration fees for students and parents, reduce the cost of education and encourage families to send their children to school.

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Quality Education
Quality Education

Offering practical support to schools, teachers and education managers to improve the quality of education, decrease drop-out and repetition rates.

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Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning
Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning

Studying and understand more about the issues that prevent girls from going to school, staying in school and learning while at school.

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Stories of Change

Keeping education on the agenda during school closures

It's over a year since schools closed across South Sudan due to COVID-19. Learning for many children came to a standstill until the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), together with education partners, introduced distance learning through radio. However, not all learners have been able to access these distance…

Final Push to Ensure That Schools Can Safely Reopen on 3rd May

The Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI) has announced that schools will re-open on May 3rd. This calls for immediate action from schools across the country to ensure that COVID-19 preventative measures are in place so that learners can study in a safe environment. Awut Deng Acuil, the Honourable…

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